Cannabis: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NICE guidance on prescribing cannabis-based products for medical use will be published.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is due to publish its guidelines on cannabis-based products for medicinal use in October 2019. The guidance will focus on four indications: chronic pain, intractable nausea and vomiting, treatment-resistant epilepsy and spasticity. It will be based on the best available international evidence and produced using NICE’s world-renowned process for delivering such guidelines.

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